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'''Neil Halstead''' (born 7 October 1970) is an England|English musician born in Reading, Berkshire, England. He's been hailed by [ AllMusic] as “one of Britain’s most respected songwriters,” and Timeout magazine as “one of Britain's greatest songwriters”. The singer/guitarist served as frontman and primary songwriter for Slowdive (the legendary shoegaze outfit whose seminal studio albums include 1993’s Souvlaki, (co-produced by Brian Eno). After its 1995 breakup, Slowdive morphed into the Halstead-helmed Mojave 3 and released a string of highly celebrated records that merged jangly alt-country with dusky psychedelic dream-pop. In 2006 Mojave 3 went on indefinite hiatus, prompting Halstead to embark on an acoustic-driven solo career marked by an emphasis on British-folk-inspired melody and a love of surfing . An occasional drift into more whimsical...
Alias| birth_date = {{birth date and age|1970|10|7|df=y}}
Birth placeReading, Berkshire, England
GenreAlternative rock, indie rock, shoegazing, dream pop, Folk music|folk
InstrumentSinging|Vocals, guitar
OccupationMusician, singer-songwriter, record producer
Associated actsSlowdive, Mojave 3, Black Hearted Brother
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